Logo: Susquehanna Folk Music Society
Presenting fine traditional arts in Central Pennsylvania since 1985

Part of our 2024 Susquehanna Folk Festival

Friday Night Contra Dance

Friday, August 9, 2024 8:15 pm in The Studio
Beginners Workshop 7:30 pm Dancing till 10:30 pm

About This Event:

The Susquehanna Folk Festival’s weekend of dance kicks off with caller Bob Nicholson and live music by The Contra Rebels. A workshop for beginners is included with admission, so no experience is required!

The Contra Rebels are playing for our Friday Night Contra Dance

The Contra Rebels

Bob Nicholson is calling for our Friday Night Contra Dance

caller Bob Nicholson

The Susquehanna Folk Festival’s weekend of dance kicks off with caller Bob Nicholson and live music by The Contra Rebels. A workshop for beginners is included with admission, so no experience is required!

The Contra Rebels

The Contra Rebels is an old-time southern-style band featuring York County fiddlers Todd Clewell and Barb Schmid and Harrisburg’s own Henry Koretzky on guitar and mandolin. The group has been a fixture on Central PA’s music scene for decades, and plays for dances from New York to Georgia.

Bob Nicholson

Bob is a veteran caller from Syracuse, NY. He’s totally focused on fun, accessible dances. His dance repertoire is deep and his memory is amazing. The Wilkes-Barre Times Leader says, “He has a gift for teaching beginners how to engage in this gentle but lively, traditional form of dancing.”

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Tickets

Contra Dance:
Doors open at 7 pm
Beginners Workshop 7:30 pm
Dancing 8:15 - 10:30 pm

  • $15 General Admission
  • $12 SFMS & HACDA Members
  • Beginners workshop included

* General Admission, SFMS Members, Students ages 3-22

Festival ticket info

Venues

The Studio
Appell Center for the Performing Arts

50 N George St, York, PA 17401

More info at AppellCenter.org including detailed parking info.

The Philadelphia Street parking garage, just across the street, is FREE after 8pm weekdays and all weekend.

Lend a Hand

Volunteer for the festival and get free admission! Find out more...